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SUN MAY 1 5!/AnyPace/50, 75, 100 Annual Grizzly Peak Century! 
Leader: Jessica Jensen      (510) 508-6389    text
Meet at 7:00 am
Start Location: Moraga - Campolindo High School

Come join us for our annual "party on wheels"! You can register the day of if you're not already, and find all information on the century website.

There are 3 different routes to choose from - 50, 75, and 100 mile options. The food is still homemade and delicious as ever. The weather will be just about perfect! Can't wait to see you there!

TUE MAY 3 5/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

TUE MAY 3 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

TUE MAY 3 5/B/32 GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

WED MAY 4 3/T/38 Wed Ride - Bear Valley Visitor Center to Drakes Beach and or Chimney Rock 
Leader: Jim Clara      (510) 387-1255    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Bear Valley to Drakes Beach
Start Location: Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center
Optional pre-registration for members

Wednesday may be warm. I am planning to ride to Drakes Beach for lunch and back to the Visitor Center. (Bring a lunch or pick something up at Inverness Park or at the store in Inverness.)

The Historic Life-Saving Service and G Ranch Cemetery is along the way at the tip of Drakes Estero.

Some intrepid riders will want to skip Drakes and go to Chimney Rock or the lighthouse or visit all three. It's about a 6 mile difference. This links to lighthouse cue sheet. We will sort out who is riding where at the ride start.

Please pre-register.

Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAY 5 4/TM/67 Duros West - Bolinas 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood we head to Fairfax via Big Rock, San Geronimo, and Woodacre. Then over Bolinas Fairfax road to lunch in Bolinas. Return via Hwy 1, Olema, and Platform Bridge. Faster riders are welcome if you don't mind waiting at regroups. Pre-registration is appreciated.

See the Route on RideWithGPS.

Shorten the ride to about 47 miles by parking in Nicasio and meeting us at the junction of Lucas Valley Road and Nicasio Valley Road at approx 10:10. We will not be riding through Nicasio.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at the Woodacre Market (mile 14.5), where we will take a break.

THU MAY 5 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAY 5 4!/TM/23-26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson      (510) 978-1786    text
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Please note later start time until the end of August.

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

SAT MAY 7 4/TM/62 Century north loop 
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Leader: Alison Kuehner     (510) 219-3929
Meet at 8:30 am for a 8:45 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

Come ride before the century workers party! We will follow most of the north loop route, adapted to starting and ending at Sports Basement. You will burn plenty of calories so you can enjoy the party afterwards. We’ll ride a brisk TM pace, with the same stops as the century: Island, Crockett (J&L market, the only food stop on the ride) and Briones.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39290271

SAT MAY 7 5!/M/44 Dirty Adventure Bolinas Ridge 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Fairfax Coffee Roastery
Optional pre-registration for members

Great Bolinas Ridge Rambler from MCBC's Dirt Fondo last year. 44 miles with 5500 feet of elevation. This was one of my favorite rides last summer. It features a newer trail called Bills Trail, created in 2020.

Bolinas Ridge is not hard technically speaking, but does have washboard for >1 mile so I prefer some suspension on this ride but a gravel bike will suffice. We'll have post ride eats in Fairfax which is a great way to enjoy a Saturday.

Route: rwgps | strava

SAT MAY 7 5!/TM/38 Donald Drive before GPC volunteer century party 
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Terri Bimes     (510) 697-1400
Leader: Patty Monahan      (510) 290-8911    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a fun, hilly ride before the century volunteer party/lunch. We'll leave from Sports Basement, climb Tunnel Rd, descend Redwood to Moraga, then climb Donald Drive, to Wildcat Canyon and back to Sports Basement. Ride to Eat! Earn your extra slice of pizza by joining us for this 38 mile loop. Meet at the front entrance of Sports Basement at 9:00, ready to roll at 9:10 am. If you've never tried the short, steep climb up Donald Drive in Moraga, here's your chance! Please try to register in advance so we know how many riders to expect.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38144648.

SAT MAY 7 4/T/35 Worker’s Century Wildcat and Pinehurst Loop 
Leader: Tony Saracino      (313) 718-2264    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

Did you volunteer for the Grizzly Peak Century? Come celebrate the completion of a successful event with your fellow Grizzles for some rides (TBD) followed by an after party! The start times for the rides and the party itself will be updated here. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

From Sports Basement we will climb out Spruce and continue on Wildcat Canyon to SPDR. We will continue down Moraga to Canyon. After climbing Pinehurst we will take Skyline to South Park. Climbing out on Shasta we will return via Grizzly Peak and Euclid to head back to Sports Basement for food and celebration.

Ride With GPS:Route

SAT MAY 7 4/LT/28 Workers' Century LT ride 
Leader: Phil Morton      (510) 852-9663    text
Leader: Rahman Batin      (510) 502-3151    text
Meet at 10:00 am
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

A gentle ride, avoiding most of the hills. Take Arlington all the way to the north. Return via San Pablo Dam Road (SPDR) and Wildcat. Click here for the route. After the ride it's time for a party.

SAT MAY 7 1/L/12 Worker's Century Local Bicycle Bridges and Brickyard Cove  
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 11:15 am for a 11:30 am start
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll visit the new Emeryville bike bridge and Brickyard Cove Park, near the Berkeley Bike Bridge, in a short easy loop. We can add in some stops, as group wishes.

SAT MAY 7 4/TM/50 Century Workers After Party 
Leader: Jessica Jensen      (510) 508-6389    text
Meet at 1:00 pm
Start Location: Sports Basement, Berkeley

Did you volunteer for the Grizzly Peak Century? Come celebrate the completion of a successful event with your fellow Grizzles for some rides (TBD) followed by an after party! Ride one of the posted rides (or don't), and then come hang out for pizza, cake, and good cheer!

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mAaGLp8MxytFjJnn7

Looking forward to celebrating with you!

SUN MAY 8 5/TM/36 Walls Around Mama 
Leader: David Cone     (510) 684-3874
Leader: Bao Uy     (858) 610-6720
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start   Rain Date: Sun May 22
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This ride is "RAINED OUT" (regardless of the actual weather) and re-scheduled to May 22.

Familiar roads, but with bonus climbing! Warm-up on Arlington from Berkeley to Richmond. Small wall #1: Back side of Hasford Heights (Hillcrest). #2: The utterly gratuitous Amend Rd (or skip it, and use Olinda). Out Castro Ranch to Mama Bear. Small wall #3: Happy Valley. Then we re-group and decide bravely to tackle Toyonal/Lomas Cantadas, or the less intimidating Toyonal/Wildcat.
Updated map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39219344

TUE MAY 10 5/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

TUE MAY 10 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

TUE MAY 10 5/B/32 GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

WED MAY 11 3/T/50 Wed Ride - Mines Road Out & Back 
Leader: Nikki Ellman      (510) 517-8647    text
Leader: Christine Kerr      (510) 501-6451    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Livermore - Mines Rd & Del Valle
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Chris Kerr and Nikki Ellman will lead a ride starting on Mines Road just past Del Valle Road. Meet at 10 for a 10:15 start. This is an out-and-back of about 50 miles to the Junction Restaurant. You can continue a few miles on San Antonio Road if you wish. In the past there have been spectacular flower displays out there, but we may be a bit late. The restaurant at the Junction is closed on Wednesdays, so bring your own lunch to eat on their grounds. No route sheets are needed since it's a straight-forward route.

High temp is predicted to be 68, so it should be pleasant out there.

Please pre-register.

WED MAY 11 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

THU MAY 12 4/TM/59 Duros West - Mr. Morgan Meets the Devil 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Heather Farm, Morgan Territory, Diablo Junction
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Optional pre-registration for members

Let's avoid Marin today as the last of this cold weather moves through. It should be warmer in the East Bay.

Meet in the penultimate northern parking lot of Heather Farm in Walnut Creek (by the baseball fields) for this ride to Clayton, Morgan Territory, and Diablo Junction. Lunch will be at Draeger's Market in Blackhawk Plaza.

Note that Heather Farm is about a mile from Pleasant Hill BART, which is probably the preferred way to get there. If you want to make the ride easier you can skip the Diablo climb after lunch and work your way back on the Iron Horse Trail. Navigation for that option is simple, but up to you.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at the park in Clayton, where we will have a brief stop.

THU MAY 12 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAY 12 4!/TM/23-26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson      (510) 978-1786    text
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

FRI MAY 13 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto     (415) 279-6248
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

SAT MAY 14 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Leader: Wendy Cosin     (510) 813-7061
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the LT-pace group.

SAT MAY 14 4/T/50 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - T pace 
Leader: Siu Mak     (510) 229-0090
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Adagio
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the T-pace group.

SAT MAY 14 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM (short) 
Leader: Andrew Glickman      (510) 928-0792    text
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the shorter route.

SAT MAY 14 4/TM/65 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM (long) 
Leader: Tony Saracino      (313) 718-2264    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - Allegretto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the longer route.

SAT MAY 14 4/M/60 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - M-pace due ponti 
Leader: Ted Ognibene      (510) 914-1065    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the M-pace group. We don't normally have an ASSR in May, but a calendar quirk allows it this month. This months Presto ride is on the shortish side as a 60 miler over the Zampa Memorial Bridge into Benicia and before crossing back into Martinez via the Benicia bridge. I have the lunch stop in Martinez but am open to other suggestions (Bruehol?). The ride is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39356737

SUN MAY 15 4/T/36 Third Sunday Ride 
Leader: Adele Madelo     (510) 773-0693
Meet at 9:45 am
Start Location: Rockridge BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Start from Rockridge BART. Wend through Piedmont and Oakmore to get to Butters Canyon. Make our way to Redwood, Little Pinehurst, Canyon, and Moraga Way. Coffee/lunch stop at Orinda Peets. Back over the ridge via Wildcat. See RWGPS route here. Meet at 9:45. We leave as close to 9:50 as possible. Antioch-bound train arrives at 9:22 (can always get a coffee at Highwire). Parking free during the weekend.

TUE MAY 17 5/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

TUE MAY 17 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

TUE MAY 17 5/B/32 GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

WED MAY 18 3/T/42 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Nikki Ellman      (510) 517-8647    text
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
GPC Route: Stafford Lake to Marshall
Start Location: Stafford Lake
Optional pre-registration for members

We will meet at Stafford Lake at 10 for a 10:15 start. We will ride to Marshall for lunch (the store is closed on Wednesdays so bring your own lunch) and back through Pt. Reyes Station for snacks. Parking fee at Stafford Lake is $5. There is a ticket machine in the parking lot. Please pre-register. Questions, email or text me.

Join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAY 19 3/TM/69 Duros West - Petaluma 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Marinwood to Petaluma
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, and over Red Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Lunch is early, about mile 25. Return via Western, Bodega Ave, Middle Two Rock, and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 49 miles by meeting us in Nicasio, probably about 10:20.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready to go. If you arrive after the meeting time, you can probably chase us down in Nicasio. Please pre-register if you can.

THU MAY 19 4/TM/55 Hetch Hetchy Yosemite  
Leader: Rob Delfosse    (925) 522-6270    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39307460

Best route in Yosemite

mostly very good surfaces except on Evergreen and Hardin Flat roads but they are still very enjoyable if you're careful. The climbs are not steep on this route, except on Hardin "Flat", but Hardin parallels hwy 120 and is avoidable if desired. the first mile of Cherry Creek road is 7-9% also We'll ride a total of 9 miles on highway 120, which has a decent shoulder and mostly light traffic, but it also has a rumble strip. A mirror is very helpful there imo.

lots of variety of scenery and terrain, lots of creeks and clear rivers and water falls this time of year. All the water is the main attraction on this route, and the great roads of course

The drive is against traffic in both directions (on weekdays), and was super smooth when I drove it last week.

bikes are charged $20 to enter the park but If you have a pass, you can bring 3 riders in with you.

also, Ride w/GPS seems to over estimate the amount of climbing by about 10%,

Rob Delfosse

robfosse@yahoo.com

THU MAY 19 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAY 19 4!/TM/23-26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson      (510) 978-1786    text
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

SAT MAY 21 4/TM/51-79-107 Cotati - Freestone - King Ridge 
Leader: Arnim Polster      (415) 271-3440    text
Meet at 8:00 am for a 8:10 am start
Start Location: Cotati Mall, just west of Hwy 101 on Gravenstein Hwy
Mandatory pre-registration for members

For 107-mile route, start/end in Cotati. Roll at 8:10am
For 79-mile version, option to start/end in Freestone. We'll be regrouping in Freestone ca. 9:20, roll at 9:30.
For 51-mile version, option to start/end in Duncans Mills, We'll regroup in Duncans Mills ca. 10:20, roll at 10:30
For those who ride one of the longer options, refreshments at either Duncans Mills or Cazadero (we'll decide in Duncans Mills). For all options, refreshment stop in Fort Ross
Routes:
107 miles, start/end in Cotati
79.5 miles, start/end in Freestone
51.5 miles, start/end in Duncans Mills
Please register if you're planning on doing this ride, so I'll know who to meet in Cotati and who will join in Freestone or Duncans Mills

SUN MAY 22 5/TM/36 [Rain Date] Walls Around Mama 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
UPDATE:

This ride is CANCELLED (again) due to unforeseen circumstances. We'll do it some future month.

See the listing for Sun May 8. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
TUE MAY 24 5/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

TUE MAY 24 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

TUE MAY 24 5/B/32 GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

WED MAY 25 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU MAY 26 3/TM/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg      (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don’t mind waiting for regroups.

THU MAY 26 5/0/15 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663
Leader: Drew Ulricksen      (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

THU MAY 26 4!/TM/23-26 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield      (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson      (510) 978-1786    text
Leader: David Brown      (510) 508-4215    text
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

TUE MAY 31 5/T/18 BARTable Mixed Terrain (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili      (661) 343-5737    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (510) 684-2840
Meet at 5:25 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

TUE MAY 31 5/M/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Nick Umemoto  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

TUE MAY 31 5/B/32 GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Christopher Lee     (510) 773-0551
Leader: Ted Ognibene  
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

Leader: Jessica Jensen
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Start Location:
Moraga - Campolindo High School

Come join us for our annual "party on wheels"! You can register the day of if you're not already, and find all information on the century website.

There are 3 different routes to choose from - 50, 75, and 100 mile options. The food is still homemade and delicious as ever. The weather will be just about perfect! Can't wait to see you there!

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
   mobile    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
   phone
Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

Leader: Christopher Lee
   phone
Leader: Ted Ognibene

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

Leader: Jim Clara
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
Bear Valley to Drakes Beach
Start Location:
Point Reyes Bear Valley Visitor Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Wednesday may be warm. I am planning to ride to Drakes Beach for lunch and back to the Visitor Center. (Bring a lunch or pick something up at Inverness Park or at the store in Inverness.)

The Historic Life-Saving Service and G Ranch Cemetery is along the way at the tip of Drakes Estero.

Some intrepid riders will want to skip Drakes and go to Chimney Rock or the lighthouse or visit all three. It's about a 6 mile difference. This links to lighthouse cue sheet. We will sort out who is riding where at the ride start.

Please pre-register.

Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood we head to Fairfax via Big Rock, San Geronimo, and Woodacre. Then over Bolinas Fairfax road to lunch in Bolinas. Return via Hwy 1, Olema, and Platform Bridge. Faster riders are welcome if you don't mind waiting at regroups. Pre-registration is appreciated.

See the Route on RideWithGPS.

Shorten the ride to about 47 miles by parking in Nicasio and meeting us at the junction of Lucas Valley Road and Nicasio Valley Road at approx 10:10. We will not be riding through Nicasio.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at the Woodacre Market (mile 14.5), where we will take a break.

Leader: Mike Wood
   phone
Leader: Drew Ulricksen
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Rick Patterson
   mobile    text
Leader: David Brown
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Please note later start time until the end of August.

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: David Brown
   mobile    text
Leader: Alison Kuehner
   phone
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Come ride before the century workers party! We will follow most of the north loop route, adapted to starting and ending at Sports Basement. You will burn plenty of calories so you can enjoy the party afterwards. We’ll ride a brisk TM pace, with the same stops as the century: Island, Crockett (J&L market, the only food stop on the ride) and Briones.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39290271

Leader: Mike Wood
   phone
Leader: Drew Ulricksen
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Fairfax Coffee Roastery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Great Bolinas Ridge Rambler from MCBC's Dirt Fondo last year. 44 miles with 5500 feet of elevation. This was one of my favorite rides last summer. It features a newer trail called Bills Trail, created in 2020.

Bolinas Ridge is not hard technically speaking, but does have washboard for >1 mile so I prefer some suspension on this ride but a gravel bike will suffice. We'll have post ride eats in Fairfax which is a great way to enjoy a Saturday.

Route: rwgps | strava

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Terri Bimes
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Leader: Patty Monahan
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for a fun, hilly ride before the century volunteer party/lunch. We'll leave from Sports Basement, climb Tunnel Rd, descend Redwood to Moraga, then climb Donald Drive, to Wildcat Canyon and back to Sports Basement. Ride to Eat! Earn your extra slice of pizza by joining us for this 38 mile loop. Meet at the front entrance of Sports Basement at 9:00, ready to roll at 9:10 am. If you've never tried the short, steep climb up Donald Drive in Moraga, here's your chance! Please try to register in advance so we know how many riders to expect.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38144648.

Leader: Tony Saracino
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Did you volunteer for the Grizzly Peak Century? Come celebrate the completion of a successful event with your fellow Grizzles for some rides (TBD) followed by an after party! The start times for the rides and the party itself will be updated here. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

From Sports Basement we will climb out Spruce and continue on Wildcat Canyon to SPDR. We will continue down Moraga to Canyon. After climbing Pinehurst we will take Skyline to South Park. Climbing out on Shasta we will return via Grizzly Peak and Euclid to head back to Sports Basement for food and celebration.

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Leader: Phil Morton
   mobile    text
Leader: Rahman Batin
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

A gentle ride, avoiding most of the hills. Take Arlington all the way to the north. Return via San Pablo Dam Road (SPDR) and Wildcat. Click here for the route. After the ride it's time for a party.

Leader: Karen Street
   phone
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We'll visit the new Emeryville bike bridge and Brickyard Cove Park, near the Berkeley Bike Bridge, in a short easy loop. We can add in some stops, as group wishes.

Leader: Jessica Jensen
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Sports Basement, Berkeley

Did you volunteer for the Grizzly Peak Century? Come celebrate the completion of a successful event with your fellow Grizzles for some rides (TBD) followed by an after party! Ride one of the posted rides (or don't), and then come hang out for pizza, cake, and good cheer!

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mAaGLp8MxytFjJnn7

Looking forward to celebrating with you!

Rain Date: Sun May 22
Leader: David Cone
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Leader: Bao Uy
   phone
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

This ride is "RAINED OUT" (regardless of the actual weather) and re-scheduled to May 22.

Familiar roads, but with bonus climbing! Warm-up on Arlington from Berkeley to Richmond. Small wall #1: Back side of Hasford Heights (Hillcrest). #2: The utterly gratuitous Amend Rd (or skip it, and use Olinda). Out Castro Ranch to Mama Bear. Small wall #3: Happy Valley. Then we re-group and decide bravely to tackle Toyonal/Lomas Cantadas, or the less intimidating Toyonal/Wildcat.
Updated map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39219344

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
   mobile    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
   phone
Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

Leader: Christopher Lee
   phone
Leader: Ted Ognibene

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

Leader: Nikki Ellman
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Leader: Christine Kerr
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Livermore - Mines Rd & Del Valle
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration closed (sign in at the start)

Chris Kerr and Nikki Ellman will lead a ride starting on Mines Road just past Del Valle Road. Meet at 10 for a 10:15 start. This is an out-and-back of about 50 miles to the Junction Restaurant. You can continue a few miles on San Antonio Road if you wish. In the past there have been spectacular flower displays out there, but we may be a bit late. The restaurant at the Junction is closed on Wednesdays, so bring your own lunch to eat on their grounds. No route sheets are needed since it's a straight-forward route.

High temp is predicted to be 68, so it should be pleasant out there.

Please pre-register.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with details of how to join the meeting. There will not be a presentation at this meeting. See the listing for the Speaker Series for monthly presentations.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Heather Farm, Morgan Territory, Diablo Junction
Start Location:
Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Let's avoid Marin today as the last of this cold weather moves through. It should be warmer in the East Bay.

Meet in the penultimate northern parking lot of Heather Farm in Walnut Creek (by the baseball fields) for this ride to Clayton, Morgan Territory, and Diablo Junction. Lunch will be at Draeger's Market in Blackhawk Plaza.

Note that Heather Farm is about a mile from Pleasant Hill BART, which is probably the preferred way to get there. If you want to make the ride easier you can skip the Diablo climb after lunch and work your way back on the Iron Horse Trail. Navigation for that option is simple, but up to you.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at the park in Clayton, where we will have a brief stop.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew Ulricksen
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Rick Patterson
   mobile    text
Leader: David Brown
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: Arleen Sakamoto
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Leader: Kenneth Karda
   phone
Start Location:
Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

Leader: Wendy Cosin
   phone
GPC Route:
ASSR - Larghetto
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the LT-pace group.

Leader: Siu Mak
   phone
GPC Route:
ASSR - Adagio
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the T-pace group.

Leader: Andrew Glickman
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Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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GPC Route:
ASSR - Andante
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the shorter route.

Leader: Tony Saracino
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
ASSR - Allegretto
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the TM-pace group doing the longer route.

Leader: Ted Ognibene
   mobile    text
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Meet at 9:00 for introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website. This listing and pre-registration is for the M-pace group. We don't normally have an ASSR in May, but a calendar quirk allows it this month. This months Presto ride is on the shortish side as a 60 miler over the Zampa Memorial Bridge into Benicia and before crossing back into Martinez via the Benicia bridge. I have the lunch stop in Martinez but am open to other suggestions (Bruehol?). The ride is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39356737

Leader: Adele Madelo
   phone
Start Location:
Rockridge BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Start from Rockridge BART. Wend through Piedmont and Oakmore to get to Butters Canyon. Make our way to Redwood, Little Pinehurst, Canyon, and Moraga Way. Coffee/lunch stop at Orinda Peets. Back over the ridge via Wildcat. See RWGPS route here. Meet at 9:45. We leave as close to 9:50 as possible. Antioch-bound train arrives at 9:22 (can always get a coffee at Highwire). Parking free during the weekend.

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
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Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

Leader: Christopher Lee
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Leader: Ted Ognibene

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

Leader: Nikki Ellman
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GPC Route:
Stafford Lake to Marshall
Start Location:
Stafford Lake
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We will meet at Stafford Lake at 10 for a 10:15 start. We will ride to Marshall for lunch (the store is closed on Wednesdays so bring your own lunch) and back through Pt. Reyes Station for snacks. Parking fee at Stafford Lake is $5. There is a ticket machine in the parking lot. Please pre-register. Questions, email or text me.

Join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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GPC Route:
Marinwood to Petaluma
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

From Miller Creek we'll ride through Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, and over Red Hill to Petaluma for lunch at Ray's Deli & Tavern. Lunch is early, about mile 25. Return via Western, Bodega Ave, Middle Two Rock, and Chileno Valley.

Shorten the ride to 49 miles by meeting us in Nicasio, probably about 10:20.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready to go. If you arrive after the meeting time, you can probably chase us down in Nicasio. Please pre-register if you can.

Leader: Rob Delfosse
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Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39307460

Best route in Yosemite

mostly very good surfaces except on Evergreen and Hardin Flat roads but they are still very enjoyable if you're careful. The climbs are not steep on this route, except on Hardin "Flat", but Hardin parallels hwy 120 and is avoidable if desired. the first mile of Cherry Creek road is 7-9% also We'll ride a total of 9 miles on highway 120, which has a decent shoulder and mostly light traffic, but it also has a rumble strip. A mirror is very helpful there imo.

lots of variety of scenery and terrain, lots of creeks and clear rivers and water falls this time of year. All the water is the main attraction on this route, and the great roads of course

The drive is against traffic in both directions (on weekdays), and was super smooth when I drove it last week.

bikes are charged $20 to enter the park but If you have a pass, you can bring 3 riders in with you.

also, Ride w/GPS seems to over estimate the amount of climbing by about 10%,

Rob Delfosse

robfosse@yahoo.com

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew Ulricksen
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Joel Ager
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Leader: Rick Patterson
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Leader: David Brown
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: Arnim Polster
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Start Location:
Cotati Mall, just west of Hwy 101 on Gravenstein Hwy
Pre-registration:
Mandatory pre-registration for members

For 107-mile route, start/end in Cotati. Roll at 8:10am
For 79-mile version, option to start/end in Freestone. We'll be regrouping in Freestone ca. 9:20, roll at 9:30.
For 51-mile version, option to start/end in Duncans Mills, We'll regroup in Duncans Mills ca. 10:20, roll at 10:30
For those who ride one of the longer options, refreshments at either Duncans Mills or Cazadero (we'll decide in Duncans Mills). For all options, refreshment stop in Fort Ross
Routes:
107 miles, start/end in Cotati
79.5 miles, start/end in Freestone
51.5 miles, start/end in Duncans Mills
Please register if you're planning on doing this ride, so I'll know who to meet in Cotati and who will join in Freestone or Duncans Mills

UPDATE:

This ride is CANCELLED (again) due to unforeseen circumstances. We'll do it some future month.

See the listing for Sun May 8. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
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Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
   phone
Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

Leader: Christopher Lee
   phone
Leader: Ted Ognibene

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule. Faster riders are welcome if they don’t mind waiting for regroups.

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew Ulricksen
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Anne Schonfield
   mobile    text
Leader: Joel Ager
   phone
Leader: Rick Patterson
   mobile    text
Leader: David Brown
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Please join us for this weekly Thursday evening ride. A fun, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline, then down Shepherd Canyon and back to N. Berkeley BART. As the days get longer we’ll add the (optional) out-and-back to Chabot Space and Science Center before heading down Shepherd Canyon. Please bring lights for the return trip.

Route map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35867471

Leader: Mary Ann Jawili
   mobile    text
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   phone
Start Location:
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

[RideWithGPS route] Join us for a social mixed terrain ride. This is gravel bike-friendly, with mostly beginner-level trails. We recommend tires at least 32mm wide. Bright lights just in case. Riders are welcome to peel off at any point to get in more riding or head on home. If you are on the fence, here are some pictures for inspiration: [1][2][3]

Meet us at the southeast corner of Cutting Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway [Google Maps street view] We try to time this ride for the train arriving at 5:28pm, but we have a hard roll time of 5:35pm. Because they can't pre-register online, non-members are encouraged to contact the leaders in advance.

Leader: Mark Abrahams
   phone
Leader: Nick Umemoto

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This is the classic Tuesday night workout & skills ride, M-pace. Please read the ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. Bring your high energy, your high attention to safety, and your best bike handling and pack riding skills. Repeats every Tuesday through the last week of September. Preregistration is encouraged and closes at 4:30pm. No flashing lights please. No e-bikes please. Rain or bad AQI cancels. E-mail Mark and Nick if any questions.

Leader: Christopher Lee
   phone
Leader: Ted Ognibene

Start Location:
Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

GPC Tuesday 'Brisk' group. Focused high intensity ride with attention to safety and pack riding skills. Route starts top of Spruce / Grizzly Peak heading South along ridge to top of Tunnel Rd (6:00ish arrival), then heads out for classic counter clock-wise Pinehurst Loop (out Skyline / Redwood / Pinehurst returning to Skyline.) Note, official ride ends for leaders at Grizzly Peak Blvd / Claremont Ave, but traditionally has returned to start of ride at fountain. Ride re-groups for short wait at several stops on the route. Please no E-Bikes. Rain or AQI cancels. Email Chris for questions.

May 2022 Ride Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotal
33 16 49